In 1991, a group of like-minded attorneys from larger firms founded Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd. We sought a more entrepreneurial approach to practicing law — and wanted to serve mid-market businesses and owners who need sophisticated expertise but a straightforward, common sense approach.
PFS began as a corporate and securities law boutique firm representing clients in public securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions and other corporate matters. As in many industries, ours has witnessed a trend of law firms seeking to achieve rapid growth through consolidation. However, we have resisted this trend to pursue a strategy of measured, organic growth to expand the range of our legal services to meet the specific demands of our middle-market clients. In this manner, we added real estate, finance, litigation, intellectual property, employment law and estate planning practices to our corporate, securities and tax law practices.
Our careful growth strategy has resulted in firm continuity and preserved among our attorneys a shared sense of dedication and loyalty to our clients. Above all, we remain committed to delivering high quality legal services characterized by timeliness, clear analysis, pragmatic advice, creative solutions, and careful, concise and complete documentation. Moreover, at PFS we understand that our clients desire to build continuing personal relationships with their attorneys, rather than contracting with a law firm and being assigned, from time to time, to any one or more of a number of available attorneys due to overspecialization and scheduling requirements dictated by the firm’s workload. While each attorney at PFS has the ability to draw on the breadth and depth of experience of his or her colleagues in different practice areas, our clients are comforted in knowing that the attorney who they engage will maintain an active involvement in their legal representation. Our attorneys take a “hands on” approach and, accordingly, our clients can be assured that their matters will receive our highest level of personal attention.
PFS provides superior legal services at a level of sophistication unparalleled for a firm of our size. Our attorneys have represented and continue to represent corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, real estate investment trusts, financial institutions, venture capital and private equity firms, entrepreneurs and others in connection with a myriad of complex and demanding projects as well as day-to-day business matters.